money while you can. >> reporter: still some are spending here at the albany target. lawrence williams knew he needed a tv and figured he would save a few extra dollars buying today. >> with the tax hike and what have you, it's going to be even more expensive. so, why not save now. >> one bit of good news for shoppers, the sales tax increase does not apply to your gas. in alameda county, ann rubin, ktvu channel 2 news. new california laws taking effect with the new year include efforts to better protect children. coaches and administrators in schools will be required to report suspected child sexual abuse. and it will be a misdemeanor if a parent or guardian fails to report the disappearance or death of a child within 24 hours. the new laws feature increased protection against foreclosure, state pension reform, and a retirement savings program for low income workers.